Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered the following concepts during the session: Math: adding, subtracting, and multiplication fluency practice; calculating circumference of a circle; and finding discounts. Reading: recalling facts and details and reading comprehension. The student did an excellent job with adding, subtracting, and multiplying practice. I showed him definitions of radius and diameter of a circle, which is helpful in calculating the circumference. For discounts, I emphasized changing the percent to a decimal and multiplying with the original cost and then subtracting from the original cost. For reading, he read really well and was able to recall facts and details of various passages."
"I gave the student a new workbook with new words to read. He loved it and didn't want me to leave, so he kept stopping the timer so that I would continue to work with him. He is so smart and is already doing a lot of first grade work. He loves to read and write and that is so exciting."
"I gave the student an assessment covering standards for the fourth grade. She met all but two standards. I then taught the skills she was missing, which were multiplying four-digit numbers, and long division where the remainder is converted into decimals."
"I gave the student an assessment in math to see what she was struggling with. She was very open to receiving help. I suggested to her father that she should practice her multiplication facts daily using flash cards and the websites provided."
"I gave the student an assessment. Addition and subtraction facts are not stable, and fingers are not a reliable method for him. He has forgotten multi-digit addition/subtraction with regrouping. Telling time to the hour is okay, but not to the half hour or quarter hour. The student is sometimes confusing the minute hand and hour hand. We did flashcard repetition with +1 and +2. He enjoyed slap game for extra practice. I introduced a number line and base ten blocks. We reviewed adding with regrouping. The student liked putting a line between place value. With some modeling, he was able to represent problems with base-10 drawing. Next time, we will work on finding his independent/instructional reading level, explore sight word recognition, and comprehension. We will continue to work on +1 and +2, multi-digit addition and subtraction, and start word problems."
"I gave the student an informal math assessment covering the concepts of number line, fractions, patterns, addition, subtraction, function machines. He did well but needs continued support with multiplication and long division. We had a good session today and he was very cooperative."